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The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is prepared to be towed away near the port of Giglio Island. The Costa Concordia was floating again, 30 months after the cruise ship hit a reef and capsized off the island of Giglio in central Italy. The Concordia wrecked on Jan. 13, 2012, after the ship was steered too close to Giglio. Thirty-two of the 4,229 people onboard were killed. A diver also died during the salvage work.

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A view of the ongoing operation to prepare the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship to be towed away.

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Titan-Micoperi workers make their way out to the wrecked ship Costa Concordia before the start of the refloating operations on July 14, 2014.

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Water is expelled from the caissons hooked on the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship during an operation to refloat the boat on July 14, 2014, off Giglio Island.

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Tug boats pull the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship during an operation to refloat the boat on July 14, 2014, off Giglio Island.

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The Costa Concordia cruise ship after it was pulled upright near the harbor of Giglio, Italy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Medichini / Associated Press

The starboard side of the Costa Concordia cruise ship after emerging from the waters off Giglio, Italy.

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Workers inspect the Costa Concordia after it was pulled upright.

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The port side of the Costa Concordia cruise ship after it was pulled upright.

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The Costa Concordia as seen through the window of an Italian Coast Guard boat after it was pulled upright.

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This combination of photos shows the Costa Concordia cruise ship near the harbor of Giglio, Italy, on June 23, 2012, top, and after being pulled upright in the biggest project of its kind on Sept. 17, 2013.

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This combination shows four photos of the Costa Concordia, after the cruise ship ran aground and keeled over off Giglio, Italy taken on January 14, 2012 (top left), beginning to emerge during the salvage operation on September 16, 2013 (top right and bottom left) and after it was turned upright (bottom right) on September 17, 2013.

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Satellite images show the Costa Concordia on Sept. 12, 2013, left, and after it was uprighted on Sept. 17, 2013, off the Italian island of Giglio in the biggest-ever salvage operation of a passenger ship, officials said.

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Salvage crew members pass by the damaged side of the Costa Concordia cruise ship as it emerges from water near Giglio, Italy.

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A detail of the previously submerged side of the Costa Concordia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrea Sinibaldi / Associated Press

A security boat passes the shipwrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia in an upright position.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CLAUDIO GIOVANNINI / ANSA

A detail of the shipwrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia in an upright position after the salvage operations.

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Workers on a boat sail past the aft section of the Costa Concordia ship after it was pulled upright.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Medichini / Associated Press

The sun rises over the shipwrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia.

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The Costa Concordia cruise shipwreck emerges from water on Sept. 16, 2013, near the harbor of Giglio, Italy. Salvage workers attempt to raise the cruise ship in the largest and most expensive maritime salvage operation in history, so-called "parbuckling," to rotate the ship by a series of cables and hydraulic machines.

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People look at the wreck of Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship, which begins to emerge from water near the harbor of Giglio, Italy, on Sept. 16, 2013.

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A Coast Guard patrol boat passes as the Costa Concordia cruise shipwreck begins to emerge from water on Sept. 16, 2013.

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The aft portion of the Costa Concordia cruise ship as it begins to emerge from water near the harbor of Giglio, Italy.

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Sunbathers walk on rocks as salvage crews work Monday on the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press

Nighttime salvage work Monday on the Costa Concordia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VINCENZO PINTO / AFP

A view of the salvage work on the Costa Concordia.

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Costa Concordia Capt. Francesco Schettino leaves a hearing at the Teatro Moderno, which was converted into a courtroom.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Medichini / Associated Press

Vessels rest aside the shipwrecked Costa Concordia. Operations to pump thousands of gallons of potentially hazardous fuel from the tanks of the ship began Feb. 12 after weeks of delay caused by inclement weather.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ENZO RUSSO / ANSA

Italian navy scuba divers leave the Costa Concordia after finding more bodies, including that of a missing 5-year-old Italian girl, authorities said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pier Paolo Cito / Associated Press

This screenshot of a video broadcast by Italian news TG5 shows unidentified crew members on the bridge of the luxury ship moments before the order to abandon the ship was given by Capt. Francesco Schettino.

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This screenshot of a video broadcast by Italian news TG5 shows unidentified crew members on the bridge of the ship minutes after it hit a submerged rock.

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A scuba diver with the fire department checks the hulk of the cruise ship.

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A scuba diver with the Italian Fire Brigades checks the hulk of the luxury cruise before the search for missing people is called off because of the danger to rescue workers.

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Scuba divers with the Italian Fire Brigades check one of the propellers of the Costa Concordia.

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A scuba diver gets a closer look at the propeller.

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A frame grab taken from a video made available by Italian firefighters shows an underwater view of the Costa Concordia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Italian Firefighters

An Italian police diver swims near the half-submerged Costa Concordia as recovery operations continue around the crippled cruise ship.

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A satellite view shows the Costa Concordia on its starboard side off Giglio island.

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Italian police divers pause in their search of the waters near the wrecked Costa Concordia off the Tuscan coast on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MASSIMO PERCOSSI / ANSA

Divers enter the Costa Concordia through a broken window.

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Lifeboats from the Costa Concordia are towed away.

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An image taken with an infrared camera shows passengers as black smudges lining up and slipping over the side of the listing ship during the evacuation of the Consta Concordia after it ran aground Saturday.

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The stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia, bathed in blue light, left, intrudes on an otherwise idyllic view of Giglio's waterfront.

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Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia, third from left, arrives for questioning at the Law Court in Grosseto on Tuesday. Schettino was released and is currently under house arrest facing charges of manslaughter and abandoning ship.

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Italian coast guard Capt. Gregorio De Falco, center, arrives at the Grosseto court to be questioned in the investigation of the accident. In a recording of a dramatic phone conversation released Tuesday, De Falco was heard ordering the captain of the Costa Concordia back on board to oversee the evacuation. But Capt. Francesco Schettino resisted the order, saying it was too dark and the ship was tipping dangerously. "You go on board! Is that clear? Do you hear me?" De Falco shouted as the captain of the grounded cruise liner sat safely in a life raft while frantic passengers struggled to escape after the ship rammed into a rocky reef and tipped on its side off the Tuscan coast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Giacomo Aprili / Associated Press

Italian coast guard divers search the submerged sections of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that went aground off the Tuscan coast. Five more bodies were recovered from the wreck on Tuesday.

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An underwater image shows damage to the Costa Concordia caused when it ran aground on a rocky reef off Giglio Island.

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An Italian coast guard diver swims around the Costa Concordia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Italian Coast Guard

The ship's starboard side is under water.

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A diver took this image of the jumble of debris floating at water level inside the crippled cruise ship.

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The Costa Concordia, viewed from the island of Giglio, lies bathed in light as recovery operations continued Monday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MASSIMO PERCOSSI / ANSA

Oil removal ships sit near the half-submerged cruise ship Costa Concordia near the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press

Italian rescue personnel are seen atop the side of the Costa Concordia cruise liner off the coast of Italy on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press

Costa Crociere General Director Gianni Onorato covers his face during a news conference Monday in Genoa, Italy, about the half-submerged Costa Concordia cruise ship.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tano Pecoraro / Associated Press

Stacks of deck chairs lean on railing in the listing Costa Concordia, as seen in an underwater photo released by the Italian coast guard Monday. The cruise ship is partially submerged off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Italian Coast Guard / Associated Press

An underwater photo released by Italy's coast guard shows another view of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which ran aground off Italy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Italian coast guard / Associated Press

Italian firefighters scuba divers work on the cruise ship Costa Concordia two days after it run aground the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Assoicated Press

A scuba diver with the Italian Coast Guard searchs for survivors in the Costa Concordia on Sunday. The cruise ship ran aground Friday. So far, six people have died in the wreck.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Italian Coast Guard

In this photo released by the Italian Coast Guard on Monday, a scuba diver makes his way through floating pieces of furniture inside the submerged Costa Concordia on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Italian Coast Guard

An image provided by the Italian Financial Police shows underwater wreckage of the cruise ship.

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The wreckage of the Costa Concordia can be seen underwater.

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Firefighters conduct search operations on the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia, which ran aground off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press

A fire department helicopter lifts a person from the Costa Concordia. Firefighters worked Sunday to rescue a crew member with a suspected broken leg from the overturned hulk of the luxury cruise liner 36 hours after it ran aground.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press

Firefighters look at a rock emerging from the side of the Costa Concordia. The Italian coast guard says its divers have found two more bodies aboard. That brings to five the number of known dead after the luxury ship ran aground with about 4,200 people aboard Friday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrea Sinibaldi / Lapresse

Military rescuers patrol next to the Costa Concordia. Two South Korean honeymooners were rescued early Sunday from the cruise ship.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP

The search for survivors continued.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ENZO RUSSO / European Pressphoto Agency

The Costa Concordia on Sunday.

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Survivors of the Costa Concordia accident arrive at the harbor in Marseille, southern France, on Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Claude Paris / Associated Press

A photo taken by a passenger shows other passengers waiting to be evacuated after the Costa Concordia ran aground.

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A photo taken by a passenger who made it to shore shows the turbulent scene at the Giglio waterfront.

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A South Korean man steps from a rescue boat, left, with the help of emergency workers after he and his bride were saved from the listing vessel Saturday night. The newlywed couple were trapped in their cabin when the Costa Concordia rolled over.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAURIZIO DEGL' INNOCENTI / ANSA

A photo taken by a Spanish passenger shows an attempt to lower a lifeboat into the water after the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off Italy's Tuscan coast. The ship's captain, Francesco Schettino, has been taken into custody with three deaths reported and 17 people still unaccounted for.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARLOS CARBALLA / EFE

Rescue operations continue on the cruise ship Costa Concordia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAURIZIO DEGL' INNOCENTI / ANSA

A huge gash was torn in the ship's hull when it ran aground on rocks off the Tuscan coast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP

Rescue workers climb up the exposed port side of the Costa Concordia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP

The luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia lists on its starboard side off the port of Giglio after running aground at the tiny Tuscan island, sending water pouring in through a 160-foot gash in the hull and forcing the evacuation of some 4,200 people from the vessel, the Italian coast guard said. The number of dead and injured is not yet confirmed, Coast Guard Cmdr. Francesco Paolillo said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press

Rocks are visible in the damaged hull the Costa Concordia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press

The cruise ship Costa Concordia lies stricken.

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View of the Costa Concordia after the cruise ship ran aground and heeled at an island resort harbor.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP

Passengers of the Costa Concordia arrive at an Italian mainland port after being evacuated from the ship.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP

A police officer holds a baby wrapped in a blanket as passengers of the luxury ship Costa Concordia that ran aground off the coast of Tuscany arrive on a ferry on the mainland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press

Passengers of the luxury ship Costa Concordia that ran aground off the coast of Tuscany arrive on the mainland on a ferry.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press

The Italian coast guard inspects the Costa Concordia after it ran aground.

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The cruise ship Costa Concordia lies stricken.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Laura Lezza / Getty Images

The Costa Concordia cruise ship lies on its side in the waters off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, July 8, 2013. The luxury cruise ship ran aground on Jan 13, 2012, sending water pouring in through a 160-foot gash in the hull. There were 4,000 passengers aboard the vessel; 32 passengers and crew were killed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paolo Santalucia / Associated Press

A helicopter flies over the Costa Concordia.

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An aerial view of the cruise ship.

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Passengers of the Costa Concordia arrive at the Giglio island harbor after the cruise ship with more than 4,000 people on board ran aground offshore.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUCA MILANO / AFP

Passengers of the Costa Concordia board a ferry for the mainland.

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Passengers are seen in a rescue boat of the stranded cruise ship Costa Concordia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Honvehlmann / EPA

A rescue float of the stranded cruise ship Costa Concordia is pulled by a fishing boat into the harbor.

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The Costa Concordia shortly after it ran aground.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GIORGIO FANCIULLI/GIGLIONEWS / AFP

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[Updated July 14, 2014: Costa Concordia wreck is refloated so its final journey can begin]

[Updated Sept. 17, 2013: Crews raise Costa Concordia cruise ship to upright position]

[Updated 4:12 p.m.: Costa Concordia captain seeks plea bargain; lawyer not confident]

[Updated at 10:30 a.m. Feb 22: Eight more bodies discovered in shipwrecked Costa Concordia]

[Updated at 8:38 a.m. Jan. 18: Recording in cruise ship disaster casts captain in bad light]

[Updated at 8:14 a.m. Jan. 17: Five more bodies pulled from wrecked ship]

[Updated at 5:45 p.m. Jan. 16:  Sixth victim found in Italian cruise ship wreck]

The Costa Concordia hit an obstacle off the tiny island of Giglio on the Tuscan coast late on Friday, Jan. 13, tearing a 160-foot gash in its hull and sending in a rush of water.

By the next morning, the ship was lying virtually on its side, its starboard side submerged in the water and the gash showing clearly on its upturned hull.

The ship’s captain remains in custody as an investigation continues into how the luxury cruise ship ran aground and tipped over off the Italian coast.

A prosecutor says he was surprised by “the recklessness of the maneuver made by the captain,” who has been charged with manslaughter.

9 Comments

  1. January 14, 2012, 12:04 pm

    Luxury and exclusive sensations almost 100 years later than the Titanic disaster. Good selection of pictures.

    By: Marcos Veiga
  2. January 14, 2012, 2:29 pm

    Isn't the Captain supposed to stay in the vessel 'till everyone is rescued…?. What happend here…?
    He should be charged for being a Woos…..!

    By: corrleonef@yahoo.com
  3. January 14, 2012, 10:35 pm

    take care

    By: sainudeen
  4. January 15, 2012, 4:46 am

    IT APPEARS TO ME THAT THE CAPTAIN OR WHOMEVER WAS AT THE HELM, STEERED FOR THE LIGHTHOUSE AND DID NOT TURN AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO REMAIN IN THE DEEP CHANNEL, POSSIBLY MISSING THE CHANNEL MARKER BUOY AT THE TURN POINT, HIS RADAR SHOULD OF DISPLAYED IT . IF HE WAS EXCEEDING THE SAFE SPEED FOR THE VESSEL'S ABILITY OF THE SHIP TO NEGOTIATE THE TURN THAT WOULD CONTRIBUTE TO THE INCIDENT
    RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED
    BOAT OWNER AND DIVER EDWARD FANUZZI

    By: EDDWOOD_39@MSN.COM
  5. January 15, 2012, 8:59 am

    Wow

    By: Veronica S.Rodtiguez
  6. January 16, 2012, 1:09 pm

    poor people that died in the cruise

    By: irelily
  7. October 17, 2012, 7:45 pm

    I consider ourselves lucky that we've never had such an irresponsible captain on any of our pacific cruises. What happened with the Concordia is just wrong on so many levels.

    By: Chuck
  8. February 25, 2013, 7:50 pm

    This is precisely why I'm very picky about the cruise ships I board. I'm not too keen on having my time for r & r ruined by a tragedy like this.

  9. September 17, 2013, 4:48 pm

    Good bad news

    By: smreckon

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